VIU Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity


CREATE 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19 community health regulations. If any one has any questions, please do not hesitate to connect with Kendra. ( 

If you are still a student next year, fear not! Kendra is already dreaming up CREATE 2021. 

Be well!


  1. To recognize and celebrate student scholarship, research, and creative activity.

  2. To offer a venue for students to attend an academic style conference within a safe, collegial atmosphere.

  3. To afford students the opportunities to share their work and get feedback.

  4. To help foster the culture of scholarship, research, and creative activity at VIU.

The CREATE Student Conference is an on-campus event run by the Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity office at VIU. The conference is hosted on the Nanaimo campus and 2020 will mark its 8th year.

2020 Schedule

The 'what, when and where' for CREATE 2020.

Ways to Present

From posters to short films. This is where you will find info on all the different ways to present at CREATE 2020.


In order to present at CREATE 2020, you need to register between January 10 and March 6.


If you need to learn how to make a poster, or do well with a SLAM, make sure to check out one of our student workshops!

Awards & Prizes

Here's a preliminary list - as more are added, they will be listed here.

VIU Employees

It takes a village to host the largest on-campus celebration of student Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity! Make sure you are part of it!


Lots of help will be needed - let us know if you can be part of the Biggest Show on Campus!


Come one, come all!